DEP Licensed Environmental Remediation Specialist Exam Set For September 16


CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold the next examination for licensed remediation specialist certification from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on September 16, 2015 at Marshall University Graduate College – South Charleston Campus in Room 205 of the Robert C. Byrd Academic Center Building at 100 Angus E. Peyton Drive in South Charleston.

Certification is required for anyone submitting voluntary remediation and brownfields cleanup designs to the DEP Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) for review.

To qualify for the exam, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in an approved scientific field and at least six years of relevant professional experience. Applicants can also qualify with a high school diploma and 10 years of relevant professional experience. In either case, applicants must have at least one year of supervisory or project management experience.

Online registration for the exam is available at Under the Office of Environmental Remediation tab, go to the licensed remediation specialist online application and follow the registration instructions. Fees of $300 for the application and $250 for the examination are required. Online applications must be received by September 2, 2015.

Only approved candidates with photo identification cards will be admitted to the testing site. Photo identification and the $250 testing fee must be presented before the exam starts.

For more information about the exam contact Jamie Wolfe, Manager of the Center for Environmental, Geotechnical, and Applied Sciences (CEGAS) at Marshall University at (304) 696-6042 or by email at Marshall University (CEGAS) administers the licensing exam for OER.

The legislature enacted the voluntary remediation and brownfields law during the 1996 legislative session. Voluntary remediation involves a responsible party cleaning up a site for future development and brownfields involves clean up by a third party.

For more DEP news and information, go to Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.” For specific information about our REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook.


Jake Glance
(304) 926-0499 ext. 1331